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Cherry-infused bourbon old-fashioned cocktail

Kris Mullen is a Canadian ex-pat living in Dallas working as a full-time food photographer and recipe creator. In January 2011, she started the award winning food blog Munchin with Munchkin ( Kris strives to ...

A modern twist on a retro classic

Cherries are the quintessential summer fruit. Don't let their short season pass you by. This cherry-infused bourbon takes five minutes to whip up and after a week it will be ready to enjoy year-round. It's delicious on its own or in a classic old-fashioned cocktail.

Cherry infused bourbon old fashioned cocktail

Old-fashioned cocktail

Serves 1


  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 fresh cherries, pitted
  • 2 slices orange, including the peel
  • 2 ounces cherry-infused bourbon
  • Soda water (optional)
  • Ice cubes



Step 1

Place one teaspoon of sugar in a glass and add three dashes of bitters.

Old Fashion

old fashioned cocktail step 1


Step 2

Drizzle one teaspoon of water over the sugar. Place one pitted cherry in the glass.

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old fashioned cocktail step 2


Step 3

Add one slice of orange to the glass and muddle the fruit into the sugar.

old fashioned cocktail step 3

old fashioned cocktail step 3


Step 4

Pour two ounces of cherry-infused bourbon into the glass and stir to combine. Add ice cubes to the glass and garnish with remaining cherry and orange slice. Serve as is or add soda water.

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old fashioned cocktail step 4

old fashioned cocktail step 4

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